All during February, Free and Open Source Software Month recognizes the cooperative approach to computer programming, open licensing, and free distribution of software. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the observance on January 26, 2017.
WHY DEDICATE A MONTH TO OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVES
Onyx Point, Inc. founded Free and Open Source Software Month (#FOSSFeb) to highlight the cooperative principles of open source software and the contributions this approach to software development continues to produce. As avid Open Source supporters and contributors, we hope that this annual observation will help to further general understanding and adoption of Open Source principles and projects. We provide Security, System Administration, IT Automation, Puppet Professional Services, and DevOps consulting for Government and commercial clients. We are the stewards of SIMP, an Open Source project released by NSA’s Technology Transfer Program. We support the ideas of liberal licensing, community contributions, reduced IT costs, and opportunities for users to improve design, fix glitches, and add new features.
SOME IDEAS ON HOW TO OBSERVE
Onyx Point has made some fun, free downloadables available on our Github page for everyone to use and show their support of FOSS February. Choose from official logos, desktop wallpapers, coloring pages, temporary profile images and more. We’ll be spotlighting our favorite Open Source projects through the month. Follow us on Twitter, so you don’t miss a post. To participate in FOSS February, register your company or project and the events you are planning in observation of National Free and Open Source Software Month here.
Use #FOSSFeb on social media posts.
Attend events, socials, webinars, hackathons related to Open Source.
Join the Open Source Initiative.
Contribute code or donate money to an Open Source Project.
If you are new to open source, create your own Github page.
CELEBRATE EVERY DAY
For more ideas on ways to celebrate each and every day of the year, visit National Day Calendar.
About Onyx Point
At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles
- Customer First.
- Security in All We Do.
- Pursue Innovation with Integrity.
- Communicate Openly and Respectfully.
- Offer Your Talents, and Appreciate the Talents of Others